A New York City police officer arrested earlier this month in connection with a murder-for-hire plot to off her estranged husband and her "Sugar Daddy" boyfriend's daughter was indicted Thursday, May 30, by a grand jury.
Valerie Cincinelli, 34, of Oceanside, was charged with two counts of murder for hire and one count of obstruction of justice, according to John Marzullii, public information officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
On Friday, May 17, Cincinelli, found herself in cuffs for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill her husband, Isaiah Carvalho Jr., and the daughter of her boyfriend, who she said "got in the way," of things, according to a criminal complaint filed in court.
Cincinelli, a mom of two, began planning the murders in February with her boyfriend, who has been identified as John DiRubba.
But, Dirubba, reportedly angry that Cincinelli wanted to involve his daughter, went straight to the FBI and began working with them as a confidential source, by recording his phone calls and wearing a recording device when with Cincinelli, the court documents said.
DiRubba, who is reportedly friends with a few of the real "Soprano's" stars, told Cincinelli he could get it done for $7,000, but it needed to be paid in gold coins.
She then withdrew the money around Feb. 18, from a TD Bank branch and gave it to DiRubba, who then used it to purchase the gold coins.
According to court documents, on Monday, May 13, afternoon, DiRubba told her that the hitman was at her estranged husband’s place of work on Long Island, but she said he should be killed in “the hood” or “the ghetto” so “it would not look suspicious."
On Friday, May 17, a Suffolk County detective who was working with the FBI went to Cincinelli’s home in Oceanside and told her that her husband, was dead.
The boyfriend then showed her a fake text message from the "hitman," that included a staged photo of her estranged husband "appearing dead in his car," the court documents said.
She was arrested shortly after.
If convicted, the maximum prison sentence for murder for hire is 10 years; 20 years for obstruction of justice, Marzulli said.
An arraignment date has not been confirmed.
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